Nicotine Metabolite Urine Test
Specimen Type: Urine
Nicotine Metabolite Urine Test (Labcorp)
This test is used to detect the primary metabolite of nicotine in the urine. This test is a screen only and provides qualitative (positive or negative) results. A nicotine urine test that includes a screen with automatic confirmation and quantitative results on positives is also available.
There are many reasons for nicotine testing. For parents, smoking can be a tough issue. Nicotine urine testing is a fast and low-cost way to help keep your teens honest about smoking and provide a gateway for a conversation about the addictive substance. Additionally, employers are using nicotine urine testing as a part of pre-employment drug screening in order to reduce healthcare costs and support cessation in employees who smoke.
This nicotine urine test (metabolite or Cotinine test) is used to determine active tobacco use. The cutoff is set high to rule out passive inhalation (second-hand smoke). A Nicotine Blood Test can be ordered by people who require a test with higher sensitivity for detecting passive exposure.
Turnaround time for the Nicotine test (cotinine test) is typically 2-4 business days.
Where can I find a Nicotine test near me?
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At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The Nicotine Metabolite test (cotinine test) can detect up to 7 days past exposure.
Please be aware that due to national staffing shortages at the labs, results for drug testing may take longer than normal. Request A Test cannot guarantee turnaround time for test results.
Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for urine drug testing. When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.